Doyle's_Stamps: Historic 1936 Cacheted Hindenburg Zeppelin Cover
This is a very nice Zeppelin Hindenburg cover featuring a choice cachet for the maiden voyage to the United States in May 1936. The Hindenburg itself had a very short life in terms of air service -- it was destroyed in a horrific explosion as it moored in ... Read More
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Item DescriptionThis is a very nice Zeppelin Hindenburg cover featuring a choice cachet for the maiden voyage to the United States in May 1936. The Hindenburg itself had a very short life in terms of air service -- it was destroyed in a horrific explosion as it moored in Lakehurst, New Jersey, about a year after this flight (1937). The pride of the German Third Reich, its destruction is documented on video as cameras were rolling for its arrival. In the decades since, there has been speculation as to the cause of the "crash" and subsequent movies.
This choice piece of early airmail service not only bears the cachet for the Hindenburg, but the zeppelin issue of 1936 featuring the massive airship. There is of course the customary red stamped marking indicative of the covers transport aboard the famed airship as well as clear Stuttgart, Germany, postmarks tying the four German airmail stamps to the cover to pay for the honor. The reverse flap bears receiving marks for New York and Minnepolis, Minn.
The stamps used to support passage aboard the Zeppelin Hindenburg include not only the 1936 issues featuring the airship, but two earlier issues indicative of the intended expansion of world influence by the Third Reich with the 10rpf and 20rpf issues featuring the swastika sun rising on a globe and eagle. In addition, there is a nice Stuttgart registry label adhered along the lower edge of the cover. The darkened areas aroound the zeppelin stamps' margins are a by-product of the gum's acidic content.
The cover is fresh and generally clean. There is no known damage.
Please study the images for clarity, color, condition, cancel, receiving mark, and centering.
Scott Catalogue Number (Stamps): #C47, #C49, #C57, #C58 on a Zeppelin Flight Cover
Color: Carmine, Blue, and Green (stamps).
Usage/Issue Date: May 6, 1936 (cover).
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